TheBum
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri May 17, 2019 2:24 pm

S3D-Chris wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 am
TheBum wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:10 pm
The big thing missing for me in 4.x is color mixing. If 5.0 doesn't include that and I'm outside the 1-year upgrade window when it releases, I'll probably stick with 4.x for a while.
Thank you for the feature request. We have sent your idea to our development team to review!
This feature was already requested...in early 2016 with 15 replies also asking for it: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4641

That's why I'm hopeful 5.0 will have it: the developers have had plenty of time to implement it.

StealthPrint
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Wed May 22, 2019 1:03 pm

Prusa 2.0 released today. I think that's the killshot. Cleaned up the UI, added many SIGNIFICANT features. Constant community engagement. I'm going to download it and start getting familiar. They even provide a definitive "here is what we're working on for the next update." They've released two meaningful updates already this year. I can't even imagine how many light-years ahead S3D would be ahead if the continued development on a consistent schedule from when they were released.

Meanwhile S3D still lacks the ability to provide ANY information to their PAID userbase.

We don't really know what's being added
What we're paying
What type of schedule to expect (precedent has kind of been set already though....none)
When we're getting it.... and we're HALF-WAY through 2019!

I really hope I eat these words, but I'm not going to hold my breath. At this point I have a feeling we're going to get re-canned features from other slicers. Really feeling like this is just going to be a last hurrah cash grab.

Prusa is really on the money, and I just don't see how S3D can keep pace. Prusa makes printers and develops the software. They probably get a ton of requests internally from the floor about things that need to be improved (active) instead of waiting for feature requests (reactive) . Please get this car back in drive S3D, I'm really pulling for you despite the criticism.

Wallabear
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Thu May 23, 2019 10:54 am

I am starting to agree with you, like you said we are halfway through the year, and have heard nothing! Most companies have been running the hype train talking up new features that are in the software about to roll out. And like you said have a set scheduled as to when the upgrades will drop. They could at least tell us Q3 or Q4, they could have told us back in Jan / Feb when ruffly we should be looking for the V5 to drop. I have been a big S3D for a while now and have been very happy with the results so far, but their community feedback has been realy lacking. Which for being a company that charges for a slicer when most all the other slicers are free or open sourced they REALLY REALLY need to do a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better job communicating with their end users. Do they realize that they depend on US as customers, when there are so many free options that keep getting better all the time; I wounder why even bother paying for a slicer. You would think that with a big release like this they would be driving the hype train, blowing their own whistle. Putting videos out saying here are some features in S3D V5, look at what we are doing. Making us salivate, make us want to have the software this minute, make it so we can not wait for you to release it. Instead everything is quite, not a word. PLEASE S3D GIVE US SOMETHING!!!

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